Advocacy in Washington DC

During recent Advocacy Day, three patient advocates met staff members from the offices of Sen. Angus King and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine; Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, and; Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut.

Similar meetings with House of Representative legislative staff from the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut also took place.

The four key “asks” during these Advocacy Day were: $120M for the Prostate Cancer Research Program, in the Department of Defense and $14M from the CDC to expand outreach.